Tennis Canada has announced the cancellation of three tournaments of type Challenger on Friday.
It is the Challenger masculine National Bank of Winnipeg (July 13 to July 19), the Challenger-women of Saskatoon (July 13 to July 19) and the Challenger mixed Odlum Brown VanOpen (16 to 23 August). Obviously, these have been cancelled due to the pandemic of sars coronavirus.
“We understand, obviously, the decisions taken by the three committees with organizers who have to think of the health and safety of spectators, players, volunteers, and partners. Seeing their tournament approached, they had to make a decision, because the organization of an international tournament of this size requires a lot of work and also commits several important expenses,” said the vice-president, professional events for Tennis Canada’s Gavin Ziv in a press release of his organization.
Last week, Tennis Canada had also announced the cancellation of the Granby National Bank Challenger and of the International tennis junior Banque Nationale de Repentigny. The shutter women’s Rogers Cup has also been postponed to the following year in Montreal.